Region23

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces             705 South Telshor Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 522-4300

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Registration

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch (buffet style) and socialization

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Welcome and Region 23 Business meeting

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm      Break

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm      Growing Iris Growers by Wes Wilson

2:45pm – 3:00 pm       Break

            3:00 pm – 3:45 pm      The Name Game by Sharon McAllister

            3:45 pm – 4:00 pm      Break

            4:00 pm – 4:30 pm      3rd speaker TBD

            6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      No-Host Social Hour  (Wine and drinks available separately at Hotel bar)

            7:00 pm – 10:30 pm    Banquet and Auction, Prizes, Raffles

                                                Guest Speaker – Ginny Spoon

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am       Registration and socializing – Coffee/Tea (breakfast is on your own)

9:00 am – 10:30 pm    Judges Training

            10:30 am – 10:45 am   Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm  Judges TrainingThe purpose of a regional society, or affiliate local societies, is to share as a group, mutual pleasure and interest in the Iris; to promote the culture and further improvement of the plant; and to further the public interest and an appreciation for Iris. There are five local iris clubs in New Mexico. These local clubs provide numerous iris related activities throughout the year. Click on the menus at the top to learn more about our local clubs.

Benefits:
• Continual educational opportunities
• Annual spring shows, (and sometimes a fall show)
• Annual iris rhizome sales
• Trading and sharing rhizomes
• Special speaking engagement featuring renowned iris experts
• Pot luck dinners, awards dinners
• Camaraderie among fellow iris enthusiasts, add up to fun and friendship

Region 23 consists of all 5 clubs in NM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The AIS Region 23 Convention will be held at the Encanto Hotel in Las Cruces on Saturday September 19, 2015 and Sunday September 20, 2015.

 

 This should be an excellent convention with Aril hybridizer Sharon McAllister speaking on Saturday afternoon and Ginny Spoon, a well known hybridizer giving a program Saturday night on her hybridizing efforts.  Ginny will also give a three hour judges training class on medians Sunday morning.  There will be the usual collection of silent and live auction items that you surely wont want to miss.

 
The Mesilla Valley Iris Socity has also arranged an excellent rate at the Convention Hotel.  For registration form, click on:
 
 
Schedule is at:
 
 

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces             705 South Telshor Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 522-4300

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

           11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Registration

           12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch (buffet style) and socialization

           1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Welcome and Region 23 Business meeting

           2:00 pm – 2:15 pm      Break

            2:15 pm – 2:45 pm      Growing Iris Growers by Wes Wilson

            2:45pm – 3:00 pm       Break

            3:00 pm – 3:45 pm      The Name Game by Sharon McAllister

            3:45 pm – 4:00 pm      Break

            4:00 pm – 4:30 pm      3rd Cocorahs

            6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      No-Host Social Hour  (Wine and drinks available separately at Hotel bar)

            7:00 pm – 10:30 pm    Banquet and Auction, Prizes, Raffles

                                                Guest Speaker – Ginny Spoon

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

            8:00 am – 9:00 am       Registration and socializing – Coffee/Tea (breakfast is on your own)

            9:00 am – 10:30 pm    Judges Training

            10:30 am – 10:45 am   Break

            10:45 am – 12:00 pm  Judges Training

 
 
The Hotel Enctanto is located just east of of Interstate 25. Take Lohman exit
and make a left at the light onto Lohman.  Make a right at Telshor.  The hotel is the large building on your left across from the Mesilla Valley Mall.
 
For photos of the 2012 Regional Convention go to the following link
 
 

AIS Benefits Presentation by Jim and Jean Morris

This presentation given by Jim and Jean Morris discussed the benefits of joining the American Iris Society.  The AIS provides access to forums discussing hybridizing, pest management, soil improvements etc.  The AIS encylocpedia has 60000+ entries into its database.  Also, youth membership is encouraged.

Integrated Pest Managment by Patrick Torres, Santa Fe County Extension Agent

Patrick Torres presented this presentation at the 2013 AIS region 23 convention in Santa Fe, NM.  The presentation discusses how to recognize a pest problem whether it be virus, bacteria, weeds or insects.  Several type of pests are discussed including how to indentify the vector and how mitigate the problem.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bx8xSRt-YuRYZnA3alA5SV8xeEk/edit?usp=sharing

Novelty Bearded Irises and Space Age Irises

Thanks to Bonnie Nichols for this presentation on novelty bearded irises and space age irises.  This is judges training presented to the Region 23 convention.    However, don't let the fact that this is judges training prevent you from viewing this fascinating slideshow of broken color, flatties, space-agers and unusual bearded irises.  The presentation starts with views of the broken color pattern in other types of flowers and then quickly goes into the history of novelty and space-ager irises throughout the years.  Enjoy

How to Look at Historic Irises

Thankyou to Gisine for this great presentation on historic irises.  You can look at this presentation and see what irises looked like in the early part of the twentieth century.  Just because the irises are old, doesn't mean that they are not highly desirable.  View these irises and then view the more modern irises and see the work of hybridizers

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bx8xSRt-YuRYeDN6dFhNaXJvVEU

For additional pictures of historic irises go to

Region 23 Minutes

Oct
22

Click on the link below to go to a directory that contains the Region23 convention minutes

https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0Bx8xSRt-YuRYcHNfWWJjYnMzdDg/edit

 

The 2011 convention was held in Albuquerque.

Posted By sdayres2 read more

Overview of Upcoming 2013 AISConvention in Dallas

This is a presentation given to the Region23 convention by Bonnie Nichols.  The presentation is on the upcoming national American Iris Society convention to be held in Dallas in 2013 and in 2014.  Bonnie is the chairwoman of the upcoming conventions in Dallas.  The national convention is hosted by the Iris Society of Dallas.  Click on the link for the presentation

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bx8xSRt-YuRYcGpUYW9CRl92Qmc

Events

  1. SFIS IRIS SHOW

    Dates: 
    Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00
    Location: 
    DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe
  2. REGION 23 CONVENTION

    Dates: 
    Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 12:00 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00
    Location: 
    HILTON HOTEL in RIO RANCHO
    Host: 
    Enchanted Vista Iris Society
    Program: 
    TBD

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